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May 17, 2017

With the release of the Howard Sapers’ report scrutinizing the use of segregation, it’s encouraging that correctional facilities are trying to manage mental-health needs in a “humane and thoughtful way,” but there’s currently no method in place to deal with these issues within the jail system, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett tells The Lawyers Daily.

April 19, 2017

Now that Ottawa has introduced legislation that, if passed, will allow Canadians to carry up to 30 grams of marijuana, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett is calling for all pot charges before the courts to be stayed or withdrawn, reports City News.

March 10, 2017

In an interview with, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett, who represents one of the leading medical marijuana dispensaries in Toronto, says Canadians are way ahead of the politicians on legalizing pot.

February 17, 2017

After a Toronto hospital fired 31 employees for allegedly misusing its employee benefits plan, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says it’s important for all workers to be aware that any statements they give to their employer about their health claims may be handed over to the police.

December 15, 2016

Federal task force recommendations on the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada sets out a reasonable and realistic approach to establishing a framework that allows anyone 18 or older to buy recreational marijuana from a variety of producers and sellers, and even to grow an amount of their own, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

November 11, 2016

In an interview with, Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett says he is encouraged to hear there is strong support to reopen the prison farms because of the value they provided for inmates. He’s especially happy to see the Liberal government gauging support and hopes it will lead to their re-opening.

September 9, 2016

A new regulatory regime for medical marijuana, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), came into force Aug. 24 and will improve access and affordability to the drug for those who need it, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

September 2, 2016

Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett is taking his advocacy work beyond the courtroom to the farm to create awareness about raising animals more humanely without chemicals and antibiotics.

July 22, 2016

Service clubs such as Rotary provide a uniquely effective way for lawyers to give back to their community, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

May 4, 2016

A judge of the Ontario Court of Justice has handed down what is believed to be an important precedent that will impact how some cases are prosecuted under Canada’s bankruptcy law, says Toronto criminal lawyer Aaron Harnett.

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